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Hayes Wicker, Senior Pastor

Exulting in the Lord

God is exalted, that is, elevated as the Most High, above

all things, idols, and people in preeminence. But we also
have the privilege of exulting in the Lord (1 Samuel 2:1).
We rejoice in His goodness to us and delight in His grace.
While we extol His virtues with great esteem and praise,
we also experience His blessings. The southern comedian,
Jerry Clower, famously said, Aint God good?!
I felt led recently to meditate about how we can set our
hearts to seek the Lord, particularly in prayer during our
worship services. We truly want to bless God from the
House of the Lord (Psalm 118:26). Therefore, I will take the unique approach
this weekend in preaching, teaching, and directing us in prayer according to our
study of 1 Samuel 2. Hannahs prayer of praise and thanksgiving will be a guide
for us to discover that there is no rock like our God (verse 2). Even if you feel
inadequate in talking to Him, the Lord will help you along with the people of God
and is eager to hear from you.
We also exult in Gods provision for staff needs. In two weeks, we will present
Mrs. Renee Blain in view of a call as our Preschool Director. She and her
husband, Wally, and their two daughters, Abbie and Allie, are heart-deep in the
service of the Lord and have been serving at the First Baptist Church of Temple
Terrace in Tampa, Florida for a number of years. She is Director of Preschool
Ministries and Event Coordinator in that good church, the same congregation
where Dr. Todd Stearns and Pastor Eric Yeldell served, at different times, as
Music and Worship Pastors.
Renee has a winsome and outgoing personality and is a graduate of Stetson
University with a Bachelor of Business Administration, focusing on Human
Resource Management. She is administratively gifted with great people skills.
She ministers to the parents as well as the precious little ones, maintaining
a work schedule for 100 volunteers on a weekly basis. She does volunteer
training, plans and implements curricula, and assists with events and details of
the larger church ministry. She also taught in their Wee World and is certified
professionally in early childhood development.
Just as the Lord immediately answered our prayer and opened the door for
Mark Bates to become our Pastor of Sports Outreach with the resignation of
Kevin Van Duser, so He quickly brought Renee to the attention of our Personnel
Committee. She will build on the 20 year ministry of Beverly Burgoyne. Beverly
will finish her ministry here after Vacation Bible School, then she and Paul will
move to be near family. May we continue to consider Gods wondrous works
and remember the abundance of His steadfast love (Psalm 106:7).

*There is a guest reception in the Commons following the Saturday night and
Sunday morning 11:00am worship services. Pastor would love to meet you!

Welcome Guests!

We are so glad you joined us for worship! Greeters at the

doors can help with any immediate needs. Volunteers at
the Connection Point in the Commons can assist you in
finding the perfect Bible and Life Group. If you are a first
time visitor, stop by the Connection Point for a free gift!

Bible & Life Groups

New Women's BLG

Beginning Sunday morning, June 5, a new Women's BLG will be starting at

9:30am in room DC 107. This class is for all ladies, single or married. For more
information, contact Shannon Moore at


Missions Ministry

Renee Blain
Director of Preschool Ministry Candidate

With joy and thankfulness, we introduce Renee Blain as

our candidate for Director of Preschool Ministry. Renee
along with her family will be here on the weekend of
May 28 and 29 in view of a call. Renee comes to us from
First Baptist Temple Terrace where she has served for the
past five years as Director of Preschool Ministries. Renee
is married to Wally and has two teenage daughters, Allie
and Abbie.

Parents Needed

Are you interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent? Florida Baptist

Childrens Homes is a faith-based, non-profit organization that works with
Christian families across the state of Florida to provide Christ-centered services
to children and families in need. An informational meeting will be held on
May 16 in room DC109 at 6:00pm. To RSVP and/or if you would like information
on training or ways that you can assist, please contact Yohana Resto, Foster
Family Recruiter, at 239-850-4335.

Calling all Foster and Adoptive Families

Monday, May 16 at 6:00pm in DC121

This ministry caters to foster and adoptive families.

Childcare is available for those age 0-10. For
a childcare reservation, please email Ashley at

Family Canoe Trip

Saturday, May 21

The FBCN Men's Ministry is sponsoring a Family Canoe Trip on the Peace River
in Arcadia. Bring your wife, kids, grandkids, neighbors, coworkers, and friends!
We will meet at the church and depart at 8:00am and return by 4:00pm. The cost
is $40 per canoe. Bring your own snacks, drinks and lunch. Please contact Terry
Cole at or 239-572-3316 to reserve a canoe.

Will you help us make a CHANGE for life?

Want to go on a mission trip?

There are still opportunities to join us on mission trips this year. For more
details, visit the Missions Kiosk to obtain a Kingdom Missions Trips brochure.
For the latest information, visit or contact
David at 596-8600 x631.

SportsOutreach 2016 Summer Camps

SportsOutreach will offer several camps this

summer which will include Football, Basketball, Elite
Girls Soccer, and Girls Volleyball. Please visit our
website for further details and online registration at or you may contact
Naomi at or 596-8600 x213.

College/20s Ministry

College/20s Summer Sessions

Begins May 17 at 6:00pm

Graduating from High School? Back home from College?

Working in Naples for the summer? Join other young
adults building community through worship, teaching, and
discussion every Tuesday night at 7pm in the Student Center
beginning May 17. Need more info? Contact Pastor Troy at

Womens Ministry
Surrendering The Secret
Beginning in June

Are you suffering from the guilt and shame of a past

abortion/s and in need of healing in a safe and confidential
environment? Surrendering the Secret, an 8 week
post-abortion Bible Study, will begin a new study in
June. Please contact Cindy at 239-596-8600 X 284 or All contacts are confidential.

Childrens Ministry

Vacation Bible School

June 13-17 - 9am-12:15pm

What can you do in the fight for life? What can your spare change accomplish?
It doesnt take much to make a big difference! Pregnancy Resource Center
(PRC) exists to provide life-affirming resources and to proclaim the good news
of Jesus Christ. By filling a baby bottle during our Baby Bottle Campaign, you
are helping us to reach out and support the life-changing work of meeting the
physical and spiritual needs of women and men who find themselves facing an
unplanned pregnancy. Just a reminder to fill your baby bottle with change, bills,
and even checks made out to PRC, and return it to the Commons next weekend,
May 21/22. For further information, please email or call
239-513-9775. You can also go online at to make a donation.

Pregnancy Resource Center Volunteer Meeting

Tuesday, May 24 - 5:30-8:30pm

Has God been tugging on your heart to serve pregnant women and families
in a gospel centered pro-life organization? At the Pregnancy Resource
Center, staff and volunteers stand in the gap and intercede in different
ways for those in our community who are making life-changing decisions.
We will be offering our quarterly volunteer orientation session on Tuesday,
May 24 from 5:30-8:30pm. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP
to Mari Lindquist at For more details, please visit

Join us as we get Submerged in VBS June 13th - 17th

from 9:00am - 12:15pm! Children entering Kindergarten
through 6th grades will dive deep into Gods Word to
discover the truth that lies below the surface. To register
your child, visit We would love to have you
dive in with us!

Donations for Vacation Bible School

We are collecting pool noodles, Goldfish crackers, salty pretzels, potato chips,
fruit flavored snacks, and sandwich cookies. There are bins located in the
Commons and Education Building to collect snack donations. Thank you.

FCA Annual Golf Classic

Friday, May 20 in Estero

This annual fundraiser for the Fellowship Of Christian

Athletes in SWFL is a fun way to assist students and
coaches to attend local summer camps. These camps are
a time of inspiration for these athletes and coaches to reach
their full potential through athletic, spiritual and leadership
training. For participation information, please contact the
FCA office at 318-372-8561,, or visit

Last Weekend

Bible & Life Attendance

May 7 & May 8

Saturday Night
Sunday 8:15am
Sunday 9:30am
Sunday 11:00am
Home Groups
Total 1,994

Worship Attendance

May 7 & May 8

Saturday Night
Sunday 9:30am
Sunday 11:00am
Chapel 11:00am
Total 2,799
Wednesday Evening

This Upcoming Week

Deacon of the Week
May 16 - May 22
Gale Graham
Ricky Garcia

Wednesday Family Meal

If you need assistance, please call

the church deacon hotline
at 800-732-9573.

Tickets may be purchased at the Lighthouse

Caf or at the door for $6 each or $25 for a
family. Alternate choices available.

May 18 (4:45-6:00 p.m. in the

Fellowship/Recreation Gym)

Stuffed Sole with Rice,

Vegetable, Salad, and Dessert

Decisions For Christ


Noah Cartwright
Megan Vila

Della Barrientos
Bill Sanford

Back to Basics: Quilting & Sewing

Whether you are a beginner or an expert, you are

welcome to join us. For more information, contact Pam at or 272-5583.

Weekly Schedule

Saturday, May 14

6:00 p.m. Contemporary Worship Service: Worship Center

7:30 p.m. Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus

Sunday, May 15

Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus

Haitian Bible Study & Worship: ED206
Vietnamese Worship & Bible Study: DC221
Blended Worship Service: Worship Center
Spanish Worship Service: Family Life Center
Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus
Romanian Bible Study & Worship: Modular 4
Contemporary Worship Service: Chapel
Bible and Life Groups: Various Rooms on Campus
Romanian Worship Service: Modular 4

Tuesday, May 17

9:00 a.m. EnrichHer Womens Bible Study: Commons

Wednesday, May 18
4:45 p.m.
6:20 p.m.
6:25 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.

FBA's Eighth Annual Commencement

Graduation will be held at 7pm on Friday, May 20, in the

Worship Center. Join us in celebrating the 45 students of the
Class of 2016. Doors will open at 6pm.

FBA Lego Lab

FBA Elementary students recently participated in a LEGO

Robotics Day. Students rotated through a series of hands
on LEGO Center Activities focused on Science, Technology,
Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM). LEGO's also provide a
fun way to teach Bible lessons.

FBA Senior Academic Awards

On Tuesday, April 26th, FBA held their annual High School Senior Academic
Awards ceremony. Each academic subject area awarded a certificate for
exemplary achievement. Each senior was selected for overall excellence,
achievement and success throughout their entire academic subject career.
A senior was awarded the Lion Scholar in each academic subject area. The
Lion Scholars received a plaque and a $1,000 scholarship. Other senior
academic achievements were noted as well. Congratulations to the many FBA
students who were recognized at this ceremony! For further details, please visit

May Book Club

May 19 at 6:30pm

Memberships by Statement

Monday, May 16 at 6:30pm in Room WC117

8:15 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.

First Baptist Academy

Family Meal: Fellowship Recreation-Gym

AWANA for Kids: Education Building
Band of Brothers Mens Bible Study: Chapel
High School Ministry: Home Groups
Middle School Ministry: Student Center
EnrichHer Womens Bible Study: Commons
Worship Choir Rehearsal: Choir Room

Other events this week include: Celebrate Recovery and Divorce Care.

What's So Amazing About Grace? by Philip Yancy will be

our book selection for the Lighthouse Bookstore's May Book
Club. Jimmy and Debbie Hill will lead the discussion in the
Commons. Sign up is required in the Lighthouse Bookstore.

FBCN Actor's Guild

June 9 at 7:00pm

Do you have experience and an interest in dramatic presentation? We are

beginning a new ministry team at FBCN and would love for you to be involved.
Join us for an introductory meeting on Thursday, June 9 at 7pm. RSVP by
emailing Micah at or by writing "drama" in the ministry
interest line of the connection card.
"Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for
You are my praise." Jeremiah 17:14 (ESV)

Contact Us

First Baptist Church Naples

3000 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples, FL 34109

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Church Receptionist...................................................................597-6057
Enter ext. # for direct connection 596-8600
Lighthouse Bookstore.................................................................449-4488
First Baptist Academy Naples 597-2233
24-Hour Prayer Line......................................................597-PRAY (7729)


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